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June 24, 2015

CTO’s Top10 - June 2015

Ruben Spruijt - Atlantis

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With an overwhelming amount of news sources, social media streams, whitepapers it can be a true information avalanche. Reading, sharing and where possible use the information in my business and private life is a 2nd nature for Ruben. Every month he will share his Top10 overview of articles worth reading, hopefully it’s useful and fun to read.

This is my list:
  1. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading great ideas in powerful talks, 18 minutes or less. Over time I really learned and enjoyed quite some videos and found the most popular TED talks of all time. Often I download and store the videos so I can watch them while traveling. Do you know ‘Why, How, What’ it is a great talk by Simon Sinek and worth watching, or re-play when you have already seen it.
  2. If you are in the datacenter and cloud business you’ve been hearing about containers, Docker, Microsoft and VMware developments for sure. Container technology is makes it possible to get far more apps running on the same (bare-metal) server or Virtual Machine, it is easy to package and ship applications. This blog gives insights when to use Containers vs. virtual machines and  how to tell which is the right choice for your enterprise
  3. With the acquisition of CloudVolumes and Immidio by VMware a new spark in the Layering and User Environment Management (UEM) space is ignited. Fellow community friend Benny Tritsch wrote a nice blog post : Is Layering the Future of User Profile Management
  4. I have been using Oculus Rift DK1, DK2 and Google Glass myself, it was brilliant to experience the potential and talk about use-cases with (potential) customers. Microsoft revealed HoloLens a couple of months ago but didn’t talked about ‘under the covers’. This video gives a close Look at the Hardware. Looking forward to extend my own R&D lab with this gear, I only need to think about WAF. J
  5. A great HyperScale reference architecture based on Citrix XenDesktop.
Much more, also none ‘End-User Computing’ related will come soon!
  1. Atlantis HyperScale versus Nutanix, Simplivity and VMware EVO, a savings calculator. Want more insights from functional or technical perspective? Just let me know.
  2. Creating things, inspiring people, learning and sharing every day. I love it. Richard Branson is a great example of a man who shares ideas, has awesome quotes and is overall a successful man, he developed over 100 brands. He shared his business lessons.
  3. For years, SSDs thrived under the Serial ATA banner. New generations got bigger, faster, and cheaper. Prices continue to fall and densities continue to increase, but performance has been stagnating for a while. This blog gives a fresh look at storage performance with PCIe SSDs:
  4. The Coming Storage Apocalypse: How the Storage Architectures of the Future Will Change Everything. That is a great title of a great talk by Chetan Venkatesh. This video is recorded at the leading community event of the world, BriForum and gives great insights in history, future and vision of storage.
  5. My vision and reality of a modern datacenter: its software defined, Hyper-converged, automated, orchestrated and uses AnyCloud. Software defined networking (SDN) and storage (SDS) are two different segments in the modern datacenter with a lot of freaking awesome and unique business benefits and technology developments Bill Kleyman wrote a good blog post about ushering in the Era of Commodity Storage in the Data Center
 Oops, I already have myTop10 . Let’s add thee four blogs and videos just because it’s fun:
  1. I like Marvel’s the SilverSurfer and great footage of people who really can surf BIG waves like The Right - A Short Film of Wave Slab Fury from Oz
  2. Co-working Seth Knox and George Crump Storage Switzerland recorded a short (7min) video about Atlantis USX, Hyper-Converged under the covers.
  3. Social media for me is part of my business and private life. It brings me in touch with (new) people all over the world, is a great tool to receive and share information, helps in creating business and personal branding and is useful in customer service. KLM is the major airline carrier of the Netherlands. They are very active with Social Media and webcare. This is what KLM has learned from 5 Years of Social Media Service. Did you know KLM has a ‘lost and found dog’? This video is fun to watch. I haven’t seen this dog, and I am traveling a lot with KLM ... maybe I will leave my iPhone on purpose in the plane and see what happens J the dog can be a great marketing trick as well...
  4. The title says it all: 42 Reasons the Netherlands Is The worst place on earth

Have you ever tried No. 11? If not and want to try?! Send me a note and we’ll see what can be done. #ProudToBeDutch
When you have questions, feedback, suggestions for great information I definitely must read or potentially share please let me know.
If you want to get up2speed fast and want to receive an ‘Atlantis RedBull’ full with interesting Software Defined Storage and HyperConverged information? Please send me an email ruben@AtlantisComputing.com and twitter @rspruijt
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